Dumb and Dumber, which features Carrey and Jeff Daniels as nitwits traveling cross-country, is a frayed string of gags posing as a movie. Carrey, though, does literal-minded doofdom with peerless enthusiasm.
Owen Gleiberman - Entertainment Weekly
A movie that fully lives up to its name, right down to an opening credit sequence rife with intentional misspellings and grammatical errors.
Stephen Holden - New York Times
An execrable catalogue of doody jokes, Dumb and Dumber is an abominable, abdominal comedy.
Rita Kempley - Washington Post
An uneven collection of bodily function jokes, facial gyrations, sexual jibes and pedestrian slapstick.
Desson Thomson - Washington Post
Carrey, I am now convinced, is a true original. In The Mask, he had the screenplay and production to back him up. Here, the filmmaking is more uncertain.
Roger Ebert - Chicago Sun-Times
This is a long way from the social comedy of Jerry Lewis. The characters here are ultimately turned into punching bags or punch-line dispensers.
Jonathan Rosenbaum - Chicago Reader
The wholeheartedness of this descent into crude and rude humor is so good-natured and precise that it's hard not to partake in the guilty pleasures of the exercise.
Variety Staff - Variety
Dean Essner - Toronto Star
While I won't claim to have gone through this entire film without laughing, there are some long periods between chuckles.
James Berardinelli - ReelViews
The caviar of low-brow, gross-out comedy.
Scott G. Mignola - Common Sense Media
The Farrellys' knack for stupid, Three Stooges-esque comedy writ larger by an infusion of heart excels with the complementary screen teaming of manic Jim Carrey and consummate screen actor Jeff Daniels. [Blu-ray]
Peter Canavese - Groucho Reviews
...it tickles the funny bone often enough to merit serious consideration among lowbrow comedies.
John J. Puccio - DVDTown.com
John J. Puccio - Movie Metropolis
Gross to the max but very funny, this succeeds through energy, ingenuity and -- against all the odds -- the charm of its dopey leads.
Dean Essner - Film4
This gleefully lowbrow film is best enjoyed by the young, and by those who can still laugh at the passing of gas.
Dean Essner - TV Guide's Movie Guide
[Featrues] a plethora of memorable scenes.
Mark Dinning - Empire Magazine
Well titled and, for its purpose, a total success.
Steve Crum - Video-Reviewmaster.com
Gone are the days of John Belushi, where rudeness was raised to an art form.
Jeffrey M. Anderson - Combustible Celluloid
Michael Dequina - TheMovieReport.com
Given American cinema's current obsession with innocence and ignorance, at least this never romanticises its protagonists. They are genuinely, irredeemably, 100 per cent no-hopers.
Dean Essner - Time Out
Michael Szymanski - International Press Academy
A gross-out classic.
Kevin Carr - 7M Pictures
Chuck O'Leary - Fantastica Daily
Emanuel Levy - EmanuelLevy.Com
we can see a lot of these laughs coming, and they don't hold much staying power
Chris Cabin - Filmcritic.com
The 'limo'driver' line made the rest of the movie worth the trouble.
Gregory Weinkauf - UberCine
a bit too dumb
Rich Cline - Shadows on the Wall
The funniest movie in the world.
Phil Villarreal - Arizona Daily Star
Audrey Rock-Richardson - Tooele Transcript-Bulletin (Utah)
Jake Euker - F5 (Wichita, KS)
Sarah Chauncey - Reel.com
Mark Palermo - Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Carol Cling - Las Vegas Review-Journal
Released before I started reviewing, but I would be remiss if I didn't say: it's a fine film. Had me buckling over in laughter, often, little plot, 100% pure stupid genius.
Ross Anthony - Hollywood Report Card
Rob Blackwelder - SPLICEDWire
James Hill - BET.com
The title says it all
Ken Hanke - Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Jeffrey Westhoff - Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
Dumb & Dumber doesn't have the greatest of plots nor the most impressive direction there is, but it's hysterically funny, which is more than enough for me to recommend it heartily.
Kevin N. Laforest - Montreal Film Journal
Dumb, but funny. Very funny.
Mike McGranaghan - Aisle Seat
Philip Martin - Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Despretensiosamente ingenuo, 'Debi & Loide' e a maior prova de que um filme nem sempre precisa ter uma trama elaborada para agradar.
Pablo Villaca - Cinema em Cena
Robert Roten - Laramie Movie Scope
Inspired, irreverent, spark-driven comedy that takes you places you never thought a movie would go -- even a Jim Carrey movie.
Peter Stack - San Francisco Chronicle
This virtually laughless movie makes rude junior high school pranks seem positively sophisticated.
Chris Hicks - Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Farrelly, quite simply put, does not appear to have the slightest clue about comic timing.
Scott Renshaw - rec.arts.movies.reviews
Maybe it's indicative of my end-of-the-year brain-fry, but this dopey comedy about two of the dumbest guys in the universe on a road trip to misadventure is a hoot.
Marjorie Baumgarten - Austin Chronicle